Ogdensburg, USA has been hosting the week long International Seaway Festival for the past 53 years. The parade is the highlight of the festivities. It is the fifth largest parade in New York State and lasts a couple of hours.
On Saturday, July 27, 2013, the parade commenced on Ford Street. Over 250 groups from the USA and Canada participated in the two- mile march. People from across the country lined the sidewalks for the spectacle.
This is the third year that The Tian Guo Marching Band participated. Members from Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto attended. Spectators gave the band a warm welcome.